Veg Box Newsletter 23/6/17

Happy Summer Folks!

 

This week we have been mostly :

– Planting out leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and kale as well as the last few courgettes

– Sowing more salad crops in the polytunnel

With the summer solstice passed we’re now looking to expand our range of salad crops. Different crops have different developmental triggers. There are a number of crops, notably oriental leaves, that tend to go to seed in response to light levels increasing day by day. Now that daily light levels are gradually decreasing again these crops will instead focus on producing delicious leaves for our salads, so look out for these in a few week’s time.

 

Check out our veggiepedia for more information and recipe suggestions for the produce in your veg box.

 

In the veg boxes this week:

small: new potatoes, kohl rabi, broad beans, cavolo nero

standard: new potatoes, bunch of onions, kohl rabi, broad beans, cavolo nero, salad

large: new potatoes, bunch of onions, bunch of carrots, kohl rabi, broad beans, baby plum tomatoes, cavolo nero, salad

extra large: new potatoes, bunch of onions, bunch of carrots, kohl rabi, broad beans, courgettes, baby plum tomatoes, cavolo nero, salad

 

fruit #1: rhubarb OR apples

fruit #2: Galia melon

fruit #3: redcurrants

fruit #4: Regal Prince apples

fruit #5: strawberries

 

small foreign: red pepper, parsley, ginger

standard foreign: red pepper, celery, parsley, coriander, ginger

 

The Open Food Network is now open for orders to be delivered with with your veg box next week.

 

Enjoy!

The Locavore Team

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